Welcome, Housekeeping items
Setting the stage: Prevalence and impact of obesity in Brazil – Prof Walmir
Obesity Prevention in Brazil – Prof Maria Edna de Melo
A brief history of WOF and Scope – Prof Carel le Roux
What defines obesity and when is medical intervention needed?
Initial assessing and staging of the patient
How much weight loss is needed to achieve health benefit?
Sample topics for discussion: metabolically healthy obesity, metabolically unhealthy
individuals with BMI <25, aging and assessment of excess body fat.
Strategies for maintaining successful initial weight loss – Prof Silvia Pereira
Evidence for successful initial and long term weight loss with low-calorie and very low-calorie diets
What is more effective: to reduce carbohydrates or lipids?
Fad diets: a critical review
Sample topics for discussion: differences between low-calorie and very-lowcalorie
diets; What is more effective: to reduce carbohydrates or lipids? – How to
prescribe a nutrition plan in clinical practice?
What is the evidence of exercise as a therapeutic approach to promote weight
The gold standard for implementing an exercise program for a patient with
Sample topics for discussion: Is aerobic exercise more effective, strength exercise or
Currently available medication in Brazil: mechanism of action, safety profiles,
tolerability profiles and efficacy profiles
Choosing the ‘right’ medication for the patient
Sample topics for discussion: Drug interactions, using multiple medications together,
medicating the patient with renal dysfunction, HCG and other other unproven therapies,
Sample topics for discussion: long term nutritional needs of various bariatric procedures;
use of medications to treat or prevent weight gain post bariatric surgery;
contraindications for surgery.
Diagnosis of childhood obesity
Dietary approaches and exercise
Potential role of pharmacological treatment and surgery
Sample topics for discussion: Use of charts and apps for diagnosis. Which exercises to
prescribe? Genetic testing for severe childhood obesity. Pradder-Willi and other
syndrome. Potential role of anti-obesity agents. When is surgery needed?
Obesity and chronic kidney disease, end-stage kidney disease, obesity-related
Mechanisms of obesity/kidney disease interactions
Evidence for improvement with different weight management approaches
Sample topics for discussion: how to assess renal function in clinical practice. which are
the mechanisms involved in improvement after weight loss
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LOCAL24 de Novembro de 2018
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Departamento de Química
Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225
Gávea, Rio de Janeiro – RJ